Amsterdam Events

For more information about the following events, please contact our concierge via telephone +31 (0)20 718 4606 or send an e-mail to concierge.amsterdam@waldorfastoria.com.

They will be more than happy to assist you with any arrangements.

Amsterdam Dance Event

The Amsterdam Dance Event features 300 events and 2,000 DJ's over five days in 100 clubs and venues, which together combine to make Amsterdam one of the busiest and most inspiring clubbing cities in the world. It is a unique, dance-related lifestyle program offering five days of film screenings, art shows and exhibitions, pop-up musical performances.

IDFA Film Festival

IDFA Film Festival launched in 1988 and is returning back to Amsterdam on November 16th until November 27th, 2016. IDFA has been one of the world's leading documentary film festivals, dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of ground-breaking creative documentaries.

Amsterdam Light Festival

The fifth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival kicks off in 2016 and 2017. Look out for dedicated canal cruises and a walking route, The Illuminade, taking in the selection of spectacular illuminated artworks. Also, keep an eye out for guided tours and an extensive side-programme with a host of activities and events taking place at museums, theatres, restaurants, shops and other locations in Amsterdam.

Jumping at Amsterdam RAI

The international equestrian event Jumping Amsterdam celebrates its 58th outing when it returns from January 26th-29th, 2017.

Held at the Amsterdam RAI, the event is an annual highlight on the Dutch equestrian calendar and draws the world's best riders, including Olympic champions. Jumping Amsterdam includes show jumping and dressage competitions, shows, evening entertainment, an exhibition area and various bars and restaurants.

Gallery of the Golden Age (Open till the end of 2016)

Thirty enormous 17th century group portraits from the collections of the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum have been brought together for the first time in the Hermitage Amsterdam. Together they illustrate the story of the collective citizenship that is so typical of the Netherlands. Come and see them and discover the similarities with the mentality of The Netherlands today.

Exhibition Catherine the Greatest (18 June 2016 to 15 January 2017)

Two hundred and fifty years after Catherine, the Greatest, founded the Hermitage, the Hermitage Amsterdam presents her life story in a sumptuous exhibition on Europe's longest-reigning empress. Her name has always been surrounded with stories and superlatives, often about her private life and court intrigues. The exhibition unravels her life story and sketches her personality. It is also an exhibition with magnificent personal possessions such as dresses, bijoux, cameos, and snuff boxes, as well the finest art works from her vast collection: paintings, sculptures, exquisite crafts, and portraits of her friends and loved ones.


The historic canal belt of Amsterdam hosts the ten-day festival of classical music at numerous beautiful locations. The Canal Festival's concerts are performed on stages by or even on the water, as the musicians stand on pontoons and the audience listens from the canal side or from their own boats. The Canal Festival will take place in August, 2017.

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2017

Amsterdam's famous liberal-mindedness over the years has encouraged a welcoming and safe environment for gays, lesbians and transgenders to both visit and reside. Amsterdam's gay rights history, from early-day tolerance to modern Mayoral celebrants, means Amsterdam is at the world forefront in striving for equality for the gay community.

Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival

The 6th edition of the Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival is, with nearly 40 chamber music concerts ranging from Baroque to the newest international compositions, the largest fortepiano festival. Leading musicians will perform masterpieces on historic fortepianos, classic wings and table pianos during this annual festival hosted by Geelvinck Musueum. Beautiful and astonishing locations in Amsterdam, Zutphen and several castles will form the backdrop of the enchanting musical performances. Not only does Geelvinck offer a variety of concerts, masterclasses, lecture recitals and the prestigious International Geelvinck Fortepiano Concours will also be featured. The festivity filled Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival will take place from the 14th until the 30th of October 2016.

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